High Court

The verdict 'nothing is decided until it is decided, in this case possibly by the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court, with appeals by everyone on the cards'


Regulators v insurers: the verdict

By Philip Kolvin QC, Cornerstone Barristers

Sometimes white smoke appears from a chimney and the result is clear. Sometimes, smoke rises from the battlefield, casualties are counted and it takes a century or two to work out who won and lost.

Foreign satellite football saga goes on for pubs

Foreign satellite football saga goes on for pubs

I am sure you will remember the euphoria that surrounded a decision in the European Court of Justice that it was not illegal to use Nova viewing cards. The European Court of Justice advised that, as the supplier and the recipient were both member countries...

Consequences of the Murphy case

Consequences of the Murphy case

By Peter Coulson

As I commented last week, the decision in the Karen Murphy TV football case was inevitable, given the rulings handed down by the European Court.

Coulson: debate over legality rumbles on

Wider impact of Murphy case

By Peter Coulson

Morning Advertiser legal editor Peter Coulson considers what the general advocate's opinion on foreign satellite systems means.

Pubwatch: High Court upholds bans

High Court upholds pubwatch bans

By John Harrington

The High Court has upheld the right of pubwatches to ban individuals from their pubs without question — as long as police and councils aren't...

Pubwatch bans: under scrutiny again

Pubwatch bans back in High Court

By MA reporter

The legality of Pubwatch bans face further examination as a second legal challenge got underway in the High Court today. Drinker Francis James Boyle,...

Charman: won appeal in High Court last Wednesday

Host wins right to fight Marston's bill

By Ewan Turney

A licensee who formerly ran around 150 pubs for Marston's has won a High Court appeal to continue his fight against a dilapidations bill of...

Coulson: responsibility of premises licence holder clarified

H&W case clarifies legal responsibility

By Peter Coulson

Last week's High Court victory for Hall & Woodhouse has clarified the position on the direct responsibility of the licence holder for offences committed by others, says Peter Coulson.

Mokoko: landmark victory

Landmark pub noise victory

By MA Reporter

Courts can take into consideration that residents who complain about noise at pubs knew it was there before they moved in, a High Court judge has ruled in a landmark case.

Pub chain loses High Court licensing battle

Pub chain loses High Court licensing battle

By The PMA Team

Managed operator JD Wetherspoon has lost its High Court challenge against Guildford Borough Council. The company wanted the high court to overturn a...